• Created Date
  • 1894
  • Description
  • On verso of image: Aug. 20, 1894. Wreck on Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern just west of Latone. Freight train from Gilman hit a cow. Mixer freight train, 10 cool cars, logs and box cars. Train had slowed down at Brooklyn for cows. Engineer saw cows on bank beyond Latona looking (?) one another. One cow was tossed over bank and hit the track just as engine came by. Engine was raised off the track and when it came down wheels went off the rails.... more
    On verso of image: Aug. 20, 1894. Wreck on Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern just west of Latone. Freight train from Gilman hit a cow. Mixer freight train, 10 cool cars, logs and box cars. Train had slowed down at Brooklyn for cows. Engineer saw cows on bank beyond Latona looking (?) one another. One cow was tossed over bank and hit the track just as engine came by. Engine was raised off the track and when it came down wheels went off the rails. Engineer reversed but was too late. Coal tender shot ahead tearing part of car off and decapitating fireman and killing brakeman. Engineer and coal passer [illeg.] unhurt. Steam and dust enveloped the derailed cars. Engineer ran to Fremont to telegraph to stop evening passenger train also [illeg.] Engineer claimed train going 20 miles per hr. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2000